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    Article: BSF - Building Scrapped for Future (In Places)


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    I did see this coming, but everyone up in arms saying it wouldn't happen.

    All I can say is: I told you so

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    I Would have to agree with you ahuxham. Shame though we was in one of the final stages of getting the go ahead.

    However I've just been told that BSF might be coming back under a different name and with a different set of rules.

    Can anyone confirm this ?

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    I guess they will look at each individual school and if it really REALLY needs cash and a rebuild it would come. Probably with the carrot of you have to be an acadamy or free school.

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    To let schools rot would be political suicide. My guess would be that schools would be prioritised for renovation (forget new builds unless there is no alternative) or turned into academies. As I have said earlier though, they could have adopted the 1950/60s model of having a standard blueprint for schools and building those instead. It would save money in architects, building materials and lots of other related costs at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlk2008 View Post
    I've just been told that BSF might be coming back under a different name and with a different set of rules.

    Can anyone confirm this ?
    Whatever name and rules they dig up, they will need cash to fund it. Im sure the consultants can provide the first two, but the latter has to go though the CONDEM coffers and this is where it will all go pear shaped.

    Since letters went out to all schools inviting them to become acadamies, I would put my money on private investment being the backing of any future progress .... and I can remember the Tory squeeze of the 80's so doubt this will have the same result as the BSF plans of labour.
    Last edited by Galway; 8th July 2010 at 09:25 AM.

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    One comment that was made (on Newsnight I think) was that they would continue to build some schools but cut some corners .A lot of the problems that we are suffering from now are due to cutting corners and poor building standards of the 80’s ,with a lot of these schools now in need of rebuilding. Our main college building was built in 1927 and is solid as a rock. If we are going to build these schools,it would be better to build less and to a higher standard so that we are not in the same position in another 25 years.

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    The Govt had to cancel BSF because it was a Labour flagship policy they had soundly criticised. It will re-emerge in some shape or form in time for the ConDem Govt to get the credit for any new schools 'they' build.....

    See how long the Liberal & Tory back-benchers spend making a fuss about schools cancelled in their constituencies... when it goes quiet you will know they have been told what will happen in the future .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    The Govt had to cancel BSF because it was a Labour flagship policy they had soundly criticised. It will re-emerge in some shape or form in time for the ConDem Govt to get the credit for any new schools 'they' build.....

    See how long the Liberal & Tory back-benchers spend making a fuss about schools cancelled in their constituencies... when it goes quiet you will know they have been told what will happen in the future .....
    It'll probably be called "Future School Buildings"

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    "FSB" ha!!

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    Thankfully our build has started, the temporary units are now up and they will start demolition in August.

    Would have been interesting if they had scrapped us as well though!

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    I know that some people are for BSF and some not! What has BSF actually to your school/local authority? Just interested as I am in one of the 14 sample schools that are being "reviewed"!

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    Just to be pendantic - buts it micahel Gove - not Grove

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Just to be pendantic - buts it micahel Gove - not Grove
    Its tricky being pedantic when you can't spell it - micahel who??

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    Ed Balls has made me laugh all week with his Bleeding Heart cry of "Think of the Children!!!!!!!!!!".

    If Ed and his mate Gordon had thought of the children years ago and not spent all our cash on illegal immigrants, a Welfare handout society and Criminal Rights then we would have the cash to spend on the children.

    Way to go Ed, once again we see Labours rank hipocrisy in oppostion yet again.

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